Part time – £9.50 p/h, 16 hours per week minimum.
Working days/hours as required, Tuesday to Sunday. The post holder will be required to be available for weekend working, bank holidays and occasional evening work on a rotating basis. Additional hours may be required for holiday cover.
Gunnersbury Park has a long and rich history as a country estate, later becoming a public Park in 1926. The Museum originally opened in 1929 as the local history Museum for the boroughs of Ealing and Hounslow. Gunnersbury CiC is an exciting and innovative new non-profit, community interest company that has just completed the major project of renovating and reopening Gunnersbury Park Museum. The new Museum will inspire people of every age and background, revealing layers of history of the house and estate, while our newly expanded galleries will explore the development and diversity of the local area.
The Visitor Assistant will facilitate visitor use and enjoyment of the Museum, Park and associated historic buildings. They will champion the heritage of the Museum and Park and work with our team of volunteers to ensure that an excellent standard of visitor care is provided at all times. The post holder will be sensitive to the needs and interests of groups and individuals, warmly welcoming new and repeat visitors and support learning and access at Gunnersbury Park. They will also act as a security presence, contributing to the safeguarding of the building, collections, staff, volunteers and visitors. They will also be a first aid responder, be responsible for cash handling and assist in emergency situations and contribute to the opening and closing of the galleries.
For the full role description and person specification please download this document:
To apply for this role, please send a CV and covering letter to Angharad Howell, Volunteer & Visitor Experience Officer : HowellAn@ealing.gov.uk
Closing date: Sunday 28th of January 2018
We are happy to offer short-term work experience placements for students at secondary school, college or university.
Our placements usually take place over one or two weeks and we aim to give students an overview of working at a busy heritage site. Whenever possible, we give students experience across Gunnersbury’s three major areas:
• Learning – assisting with events and activities for a range of different audiences
• Horticulture – supporting the Head Gardener with park-based tasks
• Curatorial – working with the curator to look after the collections
Longer placements for college and university students working within a specific department can sometimes be accommodated.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in a work experience placement.